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What are Lift Kits for?

Even fresh from the showroom, a lot of modern trucks and SUVs are incredibly capable of going off-road. 

Should you wish to tackle more rigorous trails, some trucks, and SUVs don’t offer enough ground clearance. Because of this, there is also a limitation of how tall a tire should be before it rubs its sidewall on your fender.

Enter the lift kit.

A Lift kit is essentially a collection of parts required to lift a vehicle and give it a higher stance. It also includes some instructions on how to use the components in raising the truck or SUV. The kit is vehicle specific. Lift kits work to increase the overall height of a vehicle and provide additional inches of ground clearance.

Fortunately, many off-road vehicles can easily be lifted with an aftermarket lift kit. Lift kits come in all sorts of shapes and sizes coming with different bits and pieces. Some kits are very basic and only include springs, while some replace every suspension component from the factory. Lift kits provide numerous advantages to your overall driving experience, from unique off-road capabilities to improved safety.

What Type of Lift Kit is Right for My Ride?

Are you ready to equip your truck or SUV with a suspension lift kit which will help you largely boost the style and performance of your ride?

While it may be true that there are plenty of factors to be considered when you are buying a suspension lift kit for your vehicle, Vivid Racing is here to help sort you out.

For starters, there are a plethora of options available to you when it comes to suspension lift kits. Meaning, a teensy amount of confusion on which one is the right choice for your vehicle because of all the parts you need – and some bits you don’t. 

Below is a differentiation of the types of lift kits available in the market. This will greatly help you narrow down your choices.

SPRING OVER AXLE (SPOA)    

Spring over axle suspension lift kits are highly popular among serious rock crawlers are who are looking for the utmost articulation. 

This type of lift kit efficiently keeps the tires of your vehicle on the ground for maximum traction while the accuracy of the lifted spring keeps you safe.

SHACKLE REVERSE (S/R) SUSPENSION LIFT KITS

Shackle reverse suspension lift kits are specifically designed to offer a smooth ride when traveling through mild terrain areas such as deserts, forests, and scenic trails. 

However, manufacturers highly recommend not to exceed the speed limit when they are driving through highways on S/R suspension lift kit.

COIL SUSPENSION LIFT KITS

Coil suspension lift kits are perhaps the most popular choice of experienced off-road drivers. This type of lift kit provides an unrivaled ride quality. Also, this type of lift kit uses cheaper springs and installing them would need welding.

If you are looking for a suspension lift kit that provides excellent comfort and articulation on the trail, then coil suspension lift kits might be your best bet.

LIFTED SPRING SUSPENSION LIFT KITS

Most newly designed lifted spring suspension lift kits are pretty much a cinch to install. They are also ideal for first-time off-roaders. 

This type of lift kits allow the drivers to run larger tires – one of the main reasons to get lift kits in the first place -  for a longer clearance and offer incredible control when traversing rough terrains.

SHACKLE SUSPENSION LIFT KITS

If you don't have much money to blow and you just want to achieve the perfect lift for your truck or SUV, the shackle suspension lift kits might just be the best. However, you should know that you will not be able to do too much hardcore driving when using shackle suspension lift kits.

Ready your truck or SUV for mountain roads, muddy creeks, and severely inclined sand dunes with our selection of lift kits. We also offer suspension lift kits and body lift kits to give you that extra ground clearance for the largest and meanest wheels and tires!